1.6% of the North American population says that since their beliefs are not supported by science:
. things can come into being without a cause,
. matter has always existed,
. ours is just one of an infinite number of universes,
. life can spontaneously arise from non life,
their perception, or desire to have something be true, in their mind, makes it true.
It's faith but because of it religious connotations, these people don't like to use that word.
Even though these people say that without observation and verification nothing can be believed these people must believe these things anyway or their belief system will collapse.
This is what these people are like. It’s how they think.